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Nearly 100 students in Gujarat forced to swim to school daily

Gujarat, Aug 04 (ANI): Nearly 100 students have to swim through a river everyday to attend the nearest school in Gujarat - one of the developed states of India and home of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Boys and girls from 16 tribal villages in Narmada District swim to cross the 600 metre wide river Hiran and then walk for another five kilometres to reach the Utavadi village where the nearest school is located. While crossing the river, they carry a large utensil that helps them to stay afloat and contains their uniform and bags. But girls are forced to go through their classes with wet uniforms throughout the day. Aug 4, 2014
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Request students not to harm themselves: Jitendra Singh on UPSC

New Delhi, Aug 03 (ANI): Minister of State for PMO, Jitendra Singh, on Sunday said that the issue of UPSC has been raised in the Parliament. He further appealed to the aspirants not to harm themselves in any way as the government will take note of the trouble being faced by them in UPSC. Aug 3, 2014
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BJP workers in Lucknow launch campaign to clean Gomti River

Lucknow, Aug 3 (ANI): Workers of BJP launched a campaign to clean Gomti River in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. BJP workers, who took up cleaning work of the river in Lucknow, said the campaign was on the lines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean River Ganges' project. Workers, who removed weeds from the riverbank, said river Gomti was a tributary of river Ganges only and it also required a clean up. Hindus bathe in the Ganges in an act of ritual purification, yet the 2,500 km (1,600 mile) river stretching from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal is full of industrial effluent and untreated sewage, its banks strewn with garbage. Aug 3, 2014
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17 die due to Japanese Encephalitis in Guwahati

Guwahati, Aug 3 (ANI): Seventeen people, including two children, died due to Japanese Encephalitis in Assam and 14 patients more were being diagnosed for the brain fever. Almost 570 people in India have died after contracting encephalitis, commonly known as "brain fever", health authorities said, warning the death toll may rise with more people still at risk. Outbreaks of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome and Japanese Encephalitis are common every year in India, especially during the monsoon season, and claim hundreds of lives. But this year, major outbreaks - usually most prevalent in the northern states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar - have spread to regions such as West Bengal and Assam. Doctors at Guwahati Medical College Hospital said 107 patients have been admitted so far. Aug 3, 2014
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Indian sports officials arrested in Glasgow

New Delhi, Aug 03 (ANI): Indian wrestler Rajiv Tomar on Sunday said that the arrest of Indian sports officials in Glasgow will bring disgrace to the country and spoil the winner image. Rajeev Mehta, secretary general of the Indian Olympic Association and a senior member of the Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games, and wrestling referee Virender Singh Malik, were arrested in Glasgow on Saturday evening, evoking shock and shame among athletes and sports lovers. The two were in custody over the weekend and will be produced in a Glasgow court on Monday. While Mehta was arrested for allegedly driving above the legal alcohol limit, Malik was held for allegedly being involved in sexual assault in a hotel. Aug 3, 2014
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Central Govt promises help to deal with Bihar flood threat

New Delhi, Aug 03 (ANI): BJP Leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said that government has put all possible measures to help people in Bihar where flood looming large in the Kosi belt along Bihar-Nepal border. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is concerned for the people and assured to give all possible help to the state government. Aug 3, 2014